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Windsor Elementary School and the IWCS Land Lab Partner to Celebrate Farm to School Week

Windsor Elementary students celebrated Farm to School week with a visit to the division’s Land Lab, located just outside their back door. The young visitors learned about growing crops and taking care of the farm's livestock, which includes chickens, rabbits and goats. The highlight was when the agriculture students from Windsor and Smithfield high schools brought the animals out to meet the classes face to face.
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IOW Emergency Services Observes Windsor High Fire Drill

On Tuesday, October 9, Isle of Wight County Chief of Emergency Services, Jeff Terwilliger, and other emergency rescue staff made a special visit to Windsor High School during their Spirit Week to oversee the latest fire drill. Chief Terwilliger noted that the drill was extremely efficOn Tuesday, October 9, Isle of Wight County Chief of Emergency Services, Jeff Terwilliger, and other emergency rescue staff made a special visit to Windsor High School to oversee the latest fire drill. Chief Terwilliger noted that the drill was extremely efficient and that everything went well. Isle of Wight County Schools will continue to partner with Emergency Services to ensure the division’s procedures for drills utilize best practices to ensure the safety and security of students and staff.
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Governor's School for the Arts Night

Want to learn more about GSA? Attend this information session on October 23 at 6:00 pm at Smithfield High. The program is open to all 9-12 graders in IWCS. Auditions will take place in a few months for the 2019-2020 school year.
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IWCS Seeking Participants for Adult Education Program

Isle of Wight County Schools will be offering free adult education classes throughout the school year. Classes will begin on October 15, 2018 and will conducted at both Smithfield High School and Windsor High School from 4:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. The deadline for registering is September 30, 2018.
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IWCS Continues to Exceed State Graduation Rate; Dropout Rate Shows Steady Decline

Isle of Wight County Schools posted one of the highest On-Time Graduation Rates (OGR) in the Hampton Roads region. The division’s rate of 95.5% exceeds the state average of 91.6% and represents an almost 2.0% increase from last year’s graduation rate of 93.8%. Both Smithfield High (SHS) and Windsor High (WHS) posted numbers greater than the 91.6% rate for Virginia. 95.9% of the WHS class of 2018 earned a Board of Education-approved diploma while 95.3% earned the same from Smithfield High.
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